from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An elevated area of barren rocky land with little or no soil cover, often crossed by dry stream channels. Often used in the plural: the scablands of eastern Washington.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. High, flat land of igneous rock, with thin soil and deep channels formed by glaciers or glacial floods.
From scab + land. (Wiktionary)
The Turnbull Wildlife Refuge protects 16,000 acres of scabland habitat near Cheney.